Do you enjoy making an impact on other people's lives? In the Mobile Therapist position you will play a key part of fulfilling our mission to make a real difference in the lives of our clients. We invite you to bring your exceptional skills and experiences to the Elwyn Lehigh Valley, Delaware and Philadelphia County campuses in this extremely rewarding role. In the role of Mobile Therapist you will:
Provide intensive therapeutic services to children and their families in the home, school, and other community settings.
Be responsible for working directly with client and family and providing support and assistance, when appropriate, to the Therapeutic Staff Support personnel.
Assess the strengths and therapeutic needs of child and family.
Determine, with the family and case manager, of any necessary family support services.
Essential Job Requirements for the Mobile Therapist are:
Commitment and dedication to Elwyn's mission and core values.
Compassion for and desire to work with people with developmental disabilities.
Ability to communicate successfully with clients, vendors, and team members.
Ability to handle multiple priorities, possess written and verbal skills for effective communication.
Ability to demonstrate good judgment, problem solving and decision making skills.
One year experience working directly with special needs children and/or adolescents in the mental health system, including crisis intervention training is required.
Master's Degree with training in education, social work, counseling, juvenile justice, or other health-related discipline is required.
Driver's License is required with a safe driving record.
Licensed mental health clinician, including psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed professional counselors (LPC), and/or licensed clinical social workers (LCSW) (licensed clinicians as defined above will not be required to demonstrate coursework or experience requirements; supervision requirements should be determined by the licensing body; training is required as described below) desirable, but not required.
If NOT licensed as defined above, must meet criteria for all items following: Master's Degree from an accredited university in a clinical mental health discipline, such as: Psychology, counseling, Clinical Social Work, Psychiatric Nursing, and Marriage and Family therapy, for example (combined Bachelor's/Master's Degrees are not acceptable). The degree must include clinical coursework in the foundations of behavioral health and the provision of mental health services, i.e., counseling, abnormal psychology, psychopathology, assessment, child development, personality theory, psychotherapy lab, clinical practicum, etc. Other courses may qualify as determined by review of transcript/syllabi. In order for a degree to count as a mental health degree, the degree must contain at least (12) credit hours in core behavioral health coursework as defined above. No more than three (3) of these twelve (12) credit hours can be derived from a supervised clinical mental health practicum experience (teaching/education/other non-clinical practicum experiences will not count). Courses such as statistics, program and policy development, and program administration will not be counted as behavioral health courses because they do not include instruction in the direct provision of mental health services. If coursework is part of a medical degree, there must be clear evidence that the course was directly related to the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders rather than medical conditions. Appropriate medical degrees/training will include substantial training in mental health disorders; medical degrees that are behavioral health-related usually include a residence in psychiatry. Mobile Therapists must have formal training in the provision of psychotherapy.
At least one (1) year verified post-Masters experience providing psychotherapy/counseling to children.
Regular/documented clinical supervision from a supervisor meeting the criteria for Clinical Supervisor.
Any additional education, training or supervision requirements stipulated by the Department of Public Welfare within Medical Assistance Bulletins.
Valid Child Abuse (Act 33), Criminal History (Act 34) and FBI clearances (when applicable).
Participation in and completion of all CBH mandatory in-services (must be completed within three (3) months of hire and then annually from the date of the initial training).
Participation in at least ten (10) hours of documented additional in-service per year ("year" is defined as twelve (12) months after date of hire).